Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Agrinika is a peer-review scholarly publication which publishes research articles and critical reviews from every area of agricultural sciences and plant science. Scope of the journal includes agricultural socioeconomics and management, agricultural extension, agricultural engineering, plant production, plant breeding, plant protection, food science and technology, as well as other areas of agriculture such as biology, forestry, fishery, and animal husbandry. Manuscripts on those fields are welcomed to be submitted and reviewed in this journal.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Peer review process

The publication of articles in Agrinika depends solely on the scientific validity of the results of our editor's and/or reviewer's review, which will also assess whether the writing can be understood and whether the work makes a useful contribution in the field of agriculture. Agrinika acknowledges the efforts and suggestions made by the reviewer.

Review Process

  1. Every manuscript submitted to Agrinika will be reviewed by the reviewer. This journal uses double-blind review, which means the identities of the authors are concealed from the reviewer(s), and vice versa.
  2. The review process will consider new things, objectivity, methods, scientific impact, conclusions, and references. All manuscripts submitted to this journal must follow focus and scope, and author guidelines of this journal.
  3. Fair play of reviewers, that all manuscripts are evaluated in fairness based on the intellectual content of the paper regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizenry nor political values of authors.
  4. Standards of objectivity for Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
  5. That information pertaining manuscripts are kept confidential. The reviewer must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
  6. The submitted manuscripts must address scientific merit or novelty appropriate to the focus and scope.
  7. All manuscripts must be free from plagiarism contents. All authors are suggested to use plagiarism detection software to do the similarity checking. Editors check the plagiarism detection of articles in this journal by using a Turnitin software.
  8. The final decision of articles acceptance will be made by Editors according to reviewer/s comments. Publication of accepted articles including the sequence of published articles will be made by Editor in Chief by considering a sequence of accepted date and geographical distribution of authors as well as a thematic issue.


Publication Frequency

Agrinika is published twice a year; March and September.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Submission Guidelines

Submission declaration and verification

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract, a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in Bahasa Indonesia or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright-holder.

Declaration of interest

All authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. Examples of potential competing interests include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding.

Use of inclusive language

Inclusive language acknowledges diversity, conveys respect to all people, is sensitive to differences, and promotes equal opportunities. Articles should make no assumptions about the beliefs or commitments of any reader, should contain nothing which might imply that one individual is superior to another on the grounds of race, sex, culture or any other characteristic, and should use inclusive language throughout. Authors should ensure that writing is free from bias, for instance by using 'he or she', 'his/her' instead of 'he' or 'his', and by making use of job titles that are free of stereotyping (e.g. 'chairperson' instead of 'chairman' and 'flight attendant' instead of 'stewardess').

Changes to authorship

Authors are expected to consider carefully the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript and provide the definitive list of authors at the time of the original submission. Any addition, deletion or rearrangement of author names in the authorship list should be made only before the manuscript has been accepted and only if approved by the journal Editor. To request such a change, the Editor must receive the following from the corresponding author: (a) the reason for the change in author list and (b) written confirmation (e-mail, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed.

Only in exceptional circumstances will the Editor consider the addition, deletion or rearrangement of authors after the manuscript has been accepted. While the Editor considers the request, publication of the manuscript will be suspended. If the manuscript has already been published in an online issue, any requests approved by the Editor will result in a corrigendum.

The author must register first as an Author here. The authors must fill out the form in as much detail as possible where the starred form must be entered. After all the textbox forms have been filled, the author clicks the "Register" button to continue registration. Therefore, the Author is taken to the online author submission interface where the Author must click on "New Submission." In the Start New Submission section, click "Click Here: to go to the first step of the five-step submission process." The following are the five steps in the online shipping process:

 Step 1 - Begin Submission: The author must check the submission checklist and agree to the Agrinika copyright notice by checking the copyright notification checklist. Then, click "Save and Continue."

Step 2 - Uploading the Submission: To upload the manuscript to this journal, click "Browse" on the Upload file submission item and select the manuscript document file (.doc / .docx) to send, then click the "Upload" button until the file button has been uploaded. Do not upload cover letters and other additional files here. Then, click "Save and Continue."

Step 3 - Enter Submission Metadata: In this step, the metadata author's details must be included, including the associated authors marked. After that, the title of the manuscript and abstract must be uploaded by copying the text and pasting in the text box, including keywords. Then, click "Save and Continue."

Step 4 - Uploading Additional Files: If you have additional files, click the "Browse" button, select the file, then click the "Upload" button. This step is optional; if you don't have additional files, just click "Save and Continue."

Step 5 - Confirming Submission: The author must examine the manuscript document uploaded in this step. To send the manuscript to UKaRsT, click the "Finish Delivering" button after the document is correct.

After this submission, the author who sent the manuscript will get a confirmation email about the submission. Therefore, Authors can track their delivery status at any time by logging into the online shipping interface. Delivery tracking includes the status of the manuscript review and editorial process.

If you experience problems, please contact us via agrinika@unik-kediri.ac.id


Publication Ethics

The publication code of conduct statement is a statement of code of ethics for all parties involved in the publication process in the Journal of the University of Jurnal Agrinika : Jurnal Agroteknologi dan Agribisnis (AGRINIKA), namely managers, editors, bestari partners, and writers. This statement of scientific publications code of ethics is based on the Committee on Publication Ethics, which has been adopted in the Head of LIPI Regulation No. 5 of 2014 concerning the Scientific Publication Ethics Code.

The statement of ethics of scientific publications is a statement of the code of ethics of all parties involved in the process of publication of this scientific journal, namely managers, editors, bestari partners, and authors. The Code of Ethics for Scientific Publications essentially upholds three ethical values in publications, namely (i) Neutrality, which is free from conflicting interests in managing publications; (ii) Justice, namely giving authorship rights to those entitled as authors; and (iii) Honesty, i.e., free from duplication, fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism in publications.

 A. Duties and Responsibilities of Journal Managers

  1. Determine the name of the journal, scope of science, validity, and accreditation if necessary;
  2. Determine editorial board membership;
  3. Define the relationship between the publisher, editor, bestari partner, and other parties in a contract;
  4. Respect confidential matters, both for contributing researchers, writers, editors, and bestari partners;
  5. Apply norms and provisions regarding intellectual property rights, especially copyrights;
  6. Examining journal policies and submitting them to the authors, editorial board, bestari partners, and readers;
  7. Creating a code of conduct guide for editors and bestari partners;
  8. Publish journals regularly;
  9. Guarantee the availability of financial resources for the sustainability of journal publishing;
  10. Building a network of cooperation and marketing; and Prepare licensing and other aspects of legality.

B. Duties and Responsibilities of Journal Editor

  1. Meeting the needs of readers and writers;
  2. Strive to improve the quality of publications continuously;
  3. Implement a process to guarantee the quality of published works;
  4. Promoting freedom of opinion objectively;
  5. Maintaining the integrity of the author's academic track record;
  6. Submit corrections, clarifications, withdrawals, and apologies if needed;
  7. Responsible for the style and format of the paper, while the contents and all statements in the paper are the responsibility of the author;
  8. Actively soliciting the opinions of writers, readers, bestari partners, and editorial board members to improve the quality of publications;
  9. Encourage the evaluation of the journal if there are findings;
  10. Supporting initiatives to reduce research and publication errors by asking authors to attach an ethical clearance form that has been approved by the ethical clearance commission;
  11. Support initiatives to educate researchers about the ethics of publications;
  12. Reviewing the effects of published policies on the attitudes of writers and bestari partners and fixing them to increase responsibility and minimize errors;
  13. Having an open mind for new opinions or other people's views that may conflict with personal opinions;
  14. Not maintaining the opinions of themselves, authors, or third parties that can lead to decisions that are not objective; and
  15. Encourage writers, so they can improve their writings so that they are suitable for publication.

C. Duties and Responsibilities of Bestari Partners (Peer-Reviewer)

  1. Obtain the task of the editor to study the paper and submit its review to the editor as material for determining the eligibility of a paper to be published;
  2. Not reviewing papers which involve him, both directly and indirectly;
  3. Maintain the confidentiality of the author by not disseminating the results of corrections, suggestions, and recommendations for the manuscript he studied;
  4. Encourage writers to improve the script;
  5. Re-examine the paper that has been repaired by the specified standards; and
  6. Reviewing the manuscript promptly by the style of the journal's environment and based on scientific principles (data collection methods, the legality of the author, drawing conclusions, etc.).

D. Duties and Responsibilities of the Author

  1. Ensure that those who are on the writer's list meet the criteria as an author;
  2. Collective responsibility for work and contents of manuscripts/articles which include methods, analysis, calculations, and details;
  3. Stating the origin of resources (including funding), both directly and indirectly;
  4. Explain limitations in research;
  5. Respond to comments made by bestari partners in a professional and timely manner;
  6. Inform the editor if he will retract his writing, and make a statement that the paper submitted for publication is original, has never been published anywhere in any language, and is not in the process of being submitted to other publishers.


Crossmark Policy

Crossmark is a multi-publisher initiative from Crossref to provide a standard way for readers to find the latest version of the content. By implementing the Crossmark logo (Kadiri University of Kediri), it is committed to maintaining the content it publishes and to remind readers of changes if and when they occur. Clicking on the Crossmark logo will let you know the current status of the document and can also provide you with additional publication notes about the document.


Retraction Policy

Authors are discouraged from withdrawing submitted manuscripts after it is in the publication process (review, copyedit, layout, etc.,). During the time, Agrinika had spent valuable resources besides time spent in the process. Should under any circumstances that the author(s) still request for a withdrawal, author(s) should pay back every effort put into the manuscript processes at an amount of US $100. Paid upon official request from the author(s) in an email sent to the Editorial Board of Agrinika using the same email address used in correspondence. Otherwise, the author(s) and the fellow researcher(s)/author(s) from the same institution will be blacklisted from publication in Agrinika.

The Editorial Board of Agrinika shall consider retracting a publication if:

  • they have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabrication) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation or experimental error)
  • the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper crossreferencing, permission, or justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication)
  • it constitutes plagiarism (high similarity with other published items)
  • it reports unethical research

The Editorial Board of Agrinika shall consider issuing an expression of concern if:

  • they receive inconclusive evidence of research or publication misconduct by the authors
  • there is evidence that the findings are unreliable but the authors’ institution will not investigate the case
  • they believe that an investigation into alleged misconduct related to the publication either has not been or would not be, fair and impartial, or conclusive
  • an investigation is underway but a judgment will not be available for a considerable time

The Editorial Board of Agrinika shall consider issuing a correction if:

  • a small portion of an otherwise reliable publication proves to be misleading (especially because of honest error)
  • the author/contributor list is incorrect (i.e. a deserving author has been omitted or somebody who does not meet authorship criteria has been included)

The mechanism follows the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines, which can be accessed at https://publicationethics.org/files/retraction%20guidelines.pdf.


Plagiarism Policy

Whether intentional or not, plagiarism is a serious violation. Plagiarism is the copying of ideas, text, data, and other creative work (e.g. tables, figures, and graphs) and presenting it as original research without proper citation. Any evidence of plagiarism found before/after acceptance or after the publication of the paper will imply a chance for rebuttal.

The policy of screening for plagiarism with a maximum similarity score of 20%. The Journal uses Anti-Plagiarism Software "Turnitin" to check the article's authenticity.


Manuscript Structure


The title phrase should be brief and clear, should be no more than 20 words. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.


List authors’ full names (first-name, middle-name, and last-name). Affiliations of authors (department and institution, city, country, and postal code). E-mail address of the correspondence author.

The correspondence author is the author who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. This responsibility includes answering any future queries about the manuscript. Ensure that the e-mail address is given and that contact details are kept up to date by the corresponding author.


An abstract comprises a one-paragraph summary of the whole paper and contains the motivation, problem, methods for finding solution, results, and implications. The authors have to state each part of the abstract clearly and identify the major finding as significant contribution of this research for the related field. Abstract should be around 150-250 characterswhich has no reference and accompanied keywords.

The keywords and phrases following the Abstract should be alphabetically arranged and should reflect the contents of the paper. Manuscript should has 3-5 keywords and each keywords contains 1-3 words or phrases. Non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself. Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.


Suggested manuscript length is between 15-20 text pages (including reference list, tables, and graphics). The text should be arranged in appropriate space and margin (see template), including the abstract, acknowledgments, footnotes, and references. Use a 11-point Arial font and do not use line numbering.

INTRODUCTION. State the reason for the work, the relevant literature on the subject, aims and the hypotheses being tested. End the Introduction with a brief statement of what has been achieved.

RESEARCH METHODS. This should be sufficiently detailed (with reference where possible) to permit other work to duplicate the study. Sources of materials used must be given and statistical methods must be specified by reference unless non-standard ones are used.

RESULT AND DISCUSSION. State the results of experimental or modelling work, drawing attention to important details in tables and figures. The Results section should conform to the highest standards of rigour. Regarding the discussion section, point out the importance of the results and place them in the context of previous studies and in relation to the application of the work.

CONCLUSION AND SUGGESTION. Conclusion is defined as the implication of the discussion in the previous section. Then, clear understanding the conclusion will result suggestion or recommendation.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT. Those who contributed to the work but do not meet our authorship criteria should be listed in the Acknowledgments with a description of the contribution. Authors are responsible for ensuring that anyone named in the Acknowledgments agrees to be named.


The author–year notation system is required and completed.  All references should be written down in reference tool manager Mendeley, and mentioned should be written down in reference and arranged from the oldest to newest and from A to Z.


Unpublished data and personal communication should not be cited as literature citations, but given in the text in parentheses. “In Press” articles that have been accepted for publication may be cited in references including in the citation the journal in which the “in press” article will appear and the publication date, if a date is available.


As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given.


Text: All citations in the text should refer to:

1. Single author: the author's name (without initials, unless there is ambiguity) and the year of publication;

2. Two authors: both authors' names and the year of publication;

3. Three or more authors: first author's name followed by 'et al.' and the year of publication.

Citations may be made directly (or parenthetically). Groups of references can be listed either first alphabetically, then chronologically, or vice versa.

Examples: 'as demonstrated (Allan, 2000a, 2000b, 1999; Allan and Jones, 1999)…. Or, as demonstrated (Jones, 1999; Allan, 2000)… Kramer et al. (2010) have recently shown …'

List: References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters 'a', 'b', 'c', etc., placed after the year of publication.


If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc. Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on. Similarly for tables and figures: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc.


Ensure that each illustration has a caption. Supply captions separately, not attached to the figure. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used.


Please submit tables as editable text and not as images. Tables can be placed either next to the relevant text in the article, or on separate page(s) at the end. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place any table notes below the table body. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in them do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. Please avoid using vertical rules and shading in table cells.


Supplementary material such as applications, images and sound clips, can be published with your article to enhance it. Submitted supplementary items are published exactly as they are received (Excel or PowerPoint files will appear as such online). Please submit your material together with the article and supply a concise, descriptive caption for each supplementary file. If you wish to make changes to supplementary material during any stage of the process, please make sure to provide an updated file. Do not annotate any corrections on a previous version. Please switch off the 'Track Changes' option in Microsoft Office files as these will appear in the published version.